By day, I work in higher ed social media, sharing stories that depict campus life. By night, I’m a young adult author and writer whose work has been published in the Hartford Courant and Latina Magazine. Becoming a published author has been a lifelong dream of mine and I could not have achieved it without the help of my English degree! The English program—and especially my time working on the Long River Review—exposed me to the many beautiful and wonderful ways in which we share our stories. It helped me not only discover my own writing style, but furthered my deep appreciation for the written word and connected me with internships that started my career. I’m so thankful. Someday, I hope to publish a children’s book with my husband and daughter.